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‘Buhari’s Government Is Driving Nigeria Towards Disaster & Instability’- Obasanjo Blows Hot

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”.

Obasanjo said this in an exclusive interview with Premium Times at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, last month.

The former president fell apart with Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections and endorsed the president’s closest rival and his estranged vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking during the interview, Obasanjo noted that although the country has made considerable progress since the new dispensation began in 1999, the pace at which it is currently moving shows the nation may be inching towards disaster and instability.

“I think we have no choice but to be on the path for sustainable development. The progress we are making may be questionable Is it fast enough? Is it steady enough? Is it stable enough? Are we taking two steps forward and one step back or one step side-way?
You can question that, but we have no choice but to be on (the) path for sustainable development. Any other thing will be a disaster. In fact, the pace at which we are going now is tending more and more toward disaster and instability and unsustainability.

No Confidence in the Economy’ The former president argued that there is no confidence in the Nigerian economy today. Rather, he said, the gains recorded in the past have been frittered away over the years.

Speaking on what went wrong, the former president explained that Nigeria has failed to do what is right to instill confidence in domestic and foreign investors. The ripple effect of the nation’s indecision, he said, manifests in the state of the economy. Nigeria slipped into recession in 2016 after several contractions in the economy, amidst an unstable naira and rising inflation rates. By the second quarter of 2017, the nation slipped out of recession. Although the government claims that the nation has been put on the path of sustainable growth, unemployment figures have also ballooned within the period.

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Oladele Sunday Samson
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Oladele Sunday Samson

May God Almighty see us through in this country

Oseni Akeem Olalekan
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Oseni Akeem Olalekan

Baba talkertive …stop criticised our president… He’s tried his best now.

Awanbor iziegbe Patience
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Awanbor iziegbe Patience

He is one people behind the troubles of Nigeria.

Etene Steve oghenemaro
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Etene Steve oghenemaro

He should stop saying all that

Ndionu onyinye Florence
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Ndionu onyinye Florence

There is God

Emejue Ikechukwu Paschal
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Emejue Ikechukwu Paschal

Thanks district tv for the update

unuigbokhai angus ohenehimi
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unuigbokhai angus ohenehimi

well god will show his mercy on us

Augustina Onwuamaizu
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Augustina Onwuamaizu

It’s only God that ccn intervene in this country

Ogunwale omobolanle aminat
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Ogunwale omobolanle aminat

Nice update

Elue Veronica Nwakaego
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Elue Veronica Nwakaego

Buhari I hope u lead Nigerians a right

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